Fat Reduction and Weight Loss
First of all, it is important to know the difference between fat reduction, which is done by the CoolSculpting treatment and weight loss which is done by diet and exercise. When a person diets, fat cells shrink but never disappear. As the person loses more weight, the fat cells continue to shrink. If the dieter gains weight, the fat cells will get larger. But the fact remains that during weight loss, the number of fat cells remains the same (they cannot divide or replicate…only the size of the fat cells changes.
With fat reduction, such as CoolSculpting or liposuction, the number of fat cells is reduced and they cannot be reproduced. The remaining fat cells will still respond to weight loss or gain by shrinking or expanding, but new fat cells will not appear.